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Pane Talev

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Post Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:25 am

Silver Chrome and Gold - what is your favorite vinyl that you use for years.

Good morning all,
Silver Chrome and Gold - what is your favorite vinyl that you use for years?
Use: Long term vehicle graphics
Technique: Computer cut lettering and logos (no wrapping)
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Post Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:20 pm

Re: Silver Chrome and Gold - what is your favorite vinyl that you use for years.

Using Avery 800 this week.
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Post Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:33 pm

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Chris Wilson wrote:Using Avery 800 this week.


Thank you Chris!
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Post Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:08 pm

Silver Chrome and Gold - what is your favorite vinyl that you use for years.

Wouldn’t call it a chrome to be fair but from the few phone calls I made this was the best option life span.

Other than the Avery supreme gold chrome at £104 a meter or whatever it was. Not something I want a sample of anyway let alone order.
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Post Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:56 am

Re: Silver Chrome and Gold - what is your favorite vinyl that you use for years.

Hi Chris. Just seen the 800. I need actual chrome recommendation.

Others members, please share your choice of chrome silver.
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Post Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:38 am

Re: Silver Chrome and Gold - what is your favorite vinyl that you use for years.

The only way to increase the life of a chrome finish "polyester" vinyl type film is to mount it to a base of vinyl.
i.e. a chrome letter sat on top of a black letter to form a chrome letter with a black outline. (hope that makes sense)
however, chrome films are all short term and the coloured version is simply a colour tint over the face, so does fade leaving you a chrome base finish again.
that said, I would still not use it on a vehicle, I am talking signs!

if you want to do it right, you MUST opt for a proper long life cast wrapping film which is available from Hexis, 3M, Avery etc I think there is a couple of polymeric versions doing the rounds but I have never used them. but recall someone stating on these boards that it's available.
Anyway, if you have to use it, use the chrome cast. It will plot and weed and apply very easy, the polyester films do not.
you will pay £75-£150 per linear metre for cast. sounds expensive but not if you are charging accordingly. If the customer wants that "something special", then they should also be paying a premium.
Keep in mind you will be buying by the linear metre.
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Post Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:33 pm

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Metamark do a good chrome
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Post Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:47 am

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Thanks Robert / Jason!

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